New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has put the state’s money where its airports are. Recognizing and emphasizing the importance of air transportation to general economic prosperity, the governor launched the $200 million Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition in 2016.

The state allocated up to $190 million for the competition and another $10 million through the Governor’s Aviation Capital Grant Program to support safety, infrastructure and economic development projects at airports across the Empire State. This $200 million in new funding is in addition to $90 million authorized for core airport improvement projects statewide as part of the governor’s $29 billion five-year State Transportation Plan.